Feb 2, 2009

My Favorite Books on Calling

In no particular order:

R. Paul Stevens, The Other Six Days: Vocation Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective

Gordon Smith, Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential

Os Guinness, The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life

Douglas Schuurman, Vocation: Discovering our Callings in Life

Gene Edward Veith, God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in all of Life

William C. Placher, Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation

Gustaf Wingren, Luther on Vocation

Steven Garber, The Fabric of Faithfulness

Paul Marshall, A Kind of Life Imposed on Man: Vocation and Social Order from Tyndale to Locke

Leland Ryken, Work and Leisure in Christian Perspective

Sherman and Hendricks, Your Work Matters to God

Lee Hardy, The Fabric of This World: Inquiries into Calling, Career Choice and the Design of Human Work

And two recommendations for law and calling:

Joseph Allegretti, The Lawyer's Calling

Michael P. Schutt, Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession


  1. Professor,

    Thanks for the great book list on vocations. I heard you speak at the University of Minnesota Law School last weekend, and appreciated your insights into law as a vocation. I look forward to reading your book!

  2. Thank, Brit! I sure enjoyed the conference last weekend.

  3. Great listing of your favorite books!! Some of them are really interesting!!